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missed diagnoses was posted 04/30/1998 02:50 pm by Duane
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I don't have pancratic cancer but suffer from chronic pancreatitis. I was in the ER for another attack. The ER Dr. said it was nothing but gastritis and sent me home. I knew from previous attacks it was pancreatitis. My Gastroenteroligst preformed a EGD to see if I had ulsers and said my stomach was fine. For all the different funtions the pancreas does to make your body function properly there are way too many uneducated people in the medical profession treating this problem. The only way for someone to fully understand chronic pancreatitis as in my case is too go through the pain. As far as I know pancreatitis isn't even considered a disability at the Social Security Administration. Right now I'm trying to collect all the pancreatitis stories I can get. I want to send them to one of the State Reps here in Michigan to see if he might know how to open peoples eyes. We who suffer from this condition are diagnosed, told to get on with our lives, and basically not to be a bother. With the pain and nausea I'm usually in I sometimes don't even get out of bed, I'm still told there is know reason why I can't lead a normal life. I don't know how it is for the people with pancreatic cancer but there isn't even a support group in the U.S. for pancreatitis which leaves me feeling very alone and isolated. If anyone has any ideas on how to get a support group started or wants to send me their stories please email me at damiller @enc-1.com.

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